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Queen Of Love by Elalition Queen Of Love by Elalition
My rather lackluster imitation of :iconekfmikoyan:'s style.

I'll probably give this a round two when I'm not half dead at 2am.

Be sure to click download in the top right for full quality!

Many thanks to :iconalexiy777: for the vector.
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:iconthepoeticpaladin:
ThePoeticPaladin Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i like this, but i feel that the text and image of chrysalis detract from its overall quality.

also jpg.
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:iconelalition:
Elalition Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unless you wanna go through the hassle of applying the background without Windows converting the png into a medium quality jpg, stick with this hq jpg.

Otherwise I'll send you the png over skype and link you to the article which shows you how.

Agreed though. The text & image spoil it a little, but I just wanted it pony related. :iconrarityshrugplz:
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:iconthepoeticpaladin:
ThePoeticPaladin Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
pony-influenced qualifies as pony-related. experiment a little, bro. try breaking boundaries.

as for windows converting it... what.

windows does that shit?
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Elalition Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, true.

And yup. Windows converts backgrounds not in a jpg or bmp format into a medium quality jpg. Because apparently that's useful or something.
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:iconthepoeticpaladin:
ThePoeticPaladin Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
that is silly. surely someone has written an extension or modification to prevent this?
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:iconelalition:
Elalition Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If they have, I haven't seen it. The actual thing that tells it to do it is buried in the registry, so there's no one-time quick fix. You have to do some method each time you apply a new wallpaper.
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:iconthepoeticpaladin:
ThePoeticPaladin Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
couldn't you just change the registry to not do that?

i think that's how it works. is it not?
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Elalition Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, except that each time you apply the wallpaper, the registry changes to accommodate that new wallpaper. If my memory's working, to apply a png background, you gotta go into the registry, and manually enter the file path for the png. If you just right-click and hit 'apply as background' it auto converts. Don't quote me exactly, but I think that's how it works.
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Mike-O-Shay Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
In a few ways, I actually prefer this to their stuff. Despite really wanting to, I don't have any of MikoyaN's wallpapers, and the reason's because of the text that's on them. It's often so weirdly phrased and seems like it's trying to advertise or reference some sort of song or fanfic or something that I don't understand.

This one is straightforward English. Queen of Love. It's some sort of label for Chrysalis. It makes sense. It's not something that could-be-but-isn't-quite a quote from anyone or anything. And "MikoyaN" is usually displayed pretty blatantly, and I want cool wallpapers that show off awesome ponies and stuff from the show, not wallpapers that are all about the artist.

With this, you kept your own name simple and modest, in the corner. Your work doesn't go uncredited, but it doesn't get in the way of the actual picture. Good work.
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MikoyaNx Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to have to disagree with you. My most recent works rarely reference media, although they are inspired by the music I listen do depending on what emotion I want my walls to convey, plus a combination of snappy quotes that I somehow think up. Even then, the snappy quote part is something I've mostly detached from and rarely implement as of lately. With that said, I wouldn't say my wallpapers are all about me to any degree. Putting watermarks in places other then the corners of the wallpaper, which a good portion of designers do, is part of the uniqueness, because I feel that just putting one's logo in any old corner is cliché.

The logos I design just aren't made for sitting in corners. They just look forced. The same can be said about my own. They're made to display in more eye-catching areas of the wall due to their intricate nature and panoply of colours therein.
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Mike-O-Shay Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
I was mistaken, in that your own name/logo is indeed very downplayed in your more recent works, and I'm sorry if I accidentally insulted or offended you in some way. I love your visual style and think your wallpapers are fantastic to look at, but most of the text is just too oddly-phrased for me. Some of them I can barely make any sense of, whereas others just seem inconsequential.

I've got no idea what "Exit stage right, never end wrong" or "All shy, double flutter" are supposed to mean and the context doesn't make it much clearer. These are presented to look like they're supposed to be quotes from the show with some meaning or something along those lines, but they aren't, and that just leaves me confused.

"Played to a key"? Yeah, all music is supposed to be played to a key. I don't see why that's significant. "Armor shines bright"? I suppose it does, and it's some wordplay with his name, but it feels too vague to apply as any sort of statement about the character, at least to me.

It seems like too much of a vague general statement instead of something specifically about the character, and that's what I was talking about when I was saying it sounds like you're still quoting an album or song name, because those are often phrased as general statements like those.

There are some where the text is perfectly understandable and has clear context, but which I had other reasons for not downloading. "Where's that party cannon?", for instance, I think works fine for a Pinkie wall. I just for some reason don't really like the vector used in it. "rule 1 PRINCESSES ARE MAD SICK END OF STORY" is pretty badass, however the lack of punctuation threw me off. I think a colon and a comma or a period could be added into there in a way that it wouldn't clash with the style or the feel of it.

Look, I don't want to start a big debate or anything like that. These are just my opinions. I can just be quite picky with text on wallpapers sometimes and was stating my thoughts to EB on why I feel this piece works, though I phrased a few of the reasons for my opinions somewhat poorly.
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MikoyaNx Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, one thing I'd like to say is that you're using the works in which I still apply the snappy quote part, i.e. the MANE 6 series. Those are not good examples in the fact that those ones are not my most recent works by any means. Those and others do not serve as proper standards.

With that said, if I do use text, it may or may not bear a meaning. In the event it does not have a meaning, it is just there to sound cool. Add substance, even. It seems like you're over-analyzing these things.

In regards to your last statements, I don't want to clutter up the comments section either. I made my response to rectify things, which I feel I have done. Although, I'm going to have to say that it would help if we weren't exchanging walls of text.
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Dante551 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
pft this is awesome!!
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Episkopi Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As awesome as this image is man, why did you save it as a JPG file? The bandings and artifacts are just murder to the eyes.

But meh, still pretty awesome!
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DjChapica Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it ! :D
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SandwichDelta Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Oh look =EKFMikoyaN made something."

Then suddenly it's you.
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Paradigm-Zero Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's what I thought too.

I say Alex did a pretty good job imitating Dan's style :iconexcitedplz:
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MikoyaNx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lackluster? Pfft! This is sick!
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ItsTigzz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, looks great :D
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